Shifting Power Dynamics in a Globalized World

It is inevitable that challenges that are unexpected and unprecedented will continue to arise. From the end of World War II to the Cold War and now to the COVID-19 pandemic, the different challenges the world experienced required action and cooperation of a scale never seen before. As Soviet Leader Mikhael Gorbachev once said, “It would be naive to think that the problems plaguing mankind today can be solved with means and methods which were applied or seemed to work in the past.” 
From its economic growth, its technological innovations, and its diplomatic cooperation, the world has seen firsthand the benefits of globalization. Yet, to say that the changes have always been positive would be untrue. In a time where technology is raising concerns of Orwellian societies; in a time where democracies are marred with arbitrary arrests and human rights abuses; in a time where attempts to unite were jeopardized by hatred and discrimination, it is more than ever important for nations to unite and construct a world for future generations which ensures justice, equality, and opportunity for all.